Thursday, February 26, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Fatal Polar Vortex
He is using his Great War on Terror to try to scare Canadians into voting for him, even as he turns the country into a police state.
He is using fear and bigotry as a blunt weapon against his own people. He couldn't sink any lower.
But of course that foul campaign isn't just intended to appeal to the most bestial instincts of Canadians.
It's also The Great Distraction.
He can't talk about his disastrous economic record, and he doesn't want to talk about the greatest threat we face: climate change.
But unfortunately for him, the economy will drag him down. And climate change will not be denied.
For as most of Canadians who live east of Alberta know, the dreaded Polar Vortex has returned with a vengeance.
A persistent, quasi-stationary high pressure system off the West Coast has caused the jet stream to flow from the northwest down into the southeast, helping to bring frigid temperatures that have shattered cold weather records in Ontario and Quebec, according to a meteorologist at Environment Canada.
And it's not just Ontario and Quebec that have been bearing the brunt of the blast. Temperatures have plunged across the Prairies, Atlantic Canada and into the U.S.
And as the CBC's Margo McDiarmid explains, it is all about climate change.
And when more Canadians understand the connection, we will be able to use his criminal record on the environment against Harper and his Cons in the upcoming election campaign.
Because while Canadians may have been far too complacent about climate change, thinking that a few extra degrees, and a few extra palm trees, might actually be good for Canada.
The thought that they could be condemned to even colder winters FOREVER is sure to make them unhappy. Or really ANGRY.
And of course those who live in B.C. or Alberta won't be too happy either. Because if the polar vortex becomes the new normal it could consume their forests and turn parts of Alberta into a desert.
So much for Great Warrior Leader. He thought he could distract us. He thought he could dodge the real threat.
But it caught up with him.
And it too will help destroy him...
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